Uncle Fred in the Springtime
Publish date: April 15th 2004
Publisher: Overlook Press
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Blandings Castle (#6)
I feel a bit sheepish giving this 5 stars, since the last book to receive this rating from me was Faulkner, and this is no Faulkner. But it is a simply wonderful specimen of comic novel. Laugh-out-loud funny. Amusing. Full of what-ho! and a jolly good time. Wodehouse can tie the most amazing kn...
I am amazed that Wodehouse finds so many reasons for young couples to break their engagements, as well as reasons for needing to raise a bit of capital. The last paragraph of this novel seems to convey a warm, fuzzy feeling, but there's really not as much to be warm and fuzzy about as in the other W...
Roundly praised as the finest of Wodehouse's works, it was the first one I read. I love the Empress.
When the eccentric Uncle Fred played Cupid to Lord Emsworth, little did he know that he would be known as Imposter A and the Lord's pig, the Empress, as Imposter B.